Bring your love and skills whilst building a sanctuary project in Andalucia, Spain



Favourited 42 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I am Mariposa aka Marcus, from London born and bred. I have spent many years living and in love with Spain and so finally I've taken the plunge to make my childhood dream a reality, and move to Spain full time, Andalucía!

    The big plan is too build a Spiritual (not religious) sanctuary and eco gardens. Self reliance is key to our project. To create three gardens. An Apothecary, and Orchard garden and the other is to create a large vegetable and flower garden. To keep some livestock such as chickens for fresh eggs, goats for milk etc. No animals will be killed here. They will all have names and can be petted :-)

    The house will be renovated in to a Spiritual Sanctuary, offering holistic therapies and creative Artistic retreats. Eventually!

    The plans are vast so come and help us create it, while enjoying all the benefits!

    I hope to see you soon!


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The project has been 30 years inside a patient mind that has now been set free to create the dream in reality.

    I have the house, the land and the energy. You have the skill, the determination and the passion to help make our dream project a reality. All I ask is that you come with a skill set and an open mind and heart, and at least a week to really make a difference. In return you will receive bed and board. Learn new skills, create lasting memories, make new friends and to leave your mark!

    For more information and to book a place with us, please message us with your enquiry, include your full name and contact details. We will then follow up with an message confirmation for your stay...

    I believe we get out what we put in. So together there is lots to be learned. We are at school everyday, if we want to that is.

  • Help


    To help is build a Spiritual Sanctuary for all that need it. Sharing of skills and education, lots of fun, Love and growth. That’s daily life here.

    Creating a Bio-Garden in El Olivar

    We need help to renovate the house and cave rooms too but the Bio-Garden is as important. Fruit, vegetable and flower gardens that will sustain us all.

    The gardens were the first of projects to have started. Most of the beds are now dug and manured.

    The Plan 2020-21

    The House and Caves

    We especially need people with building and electrical experience.

    The Bio-Gardens

    -Build a bamboo polytunnel
    -Build a ram pump to pump water up hill without the need of power.
    -Install Irrigation to Veggie Garden
    -Create Apothecary Garden Framework.

    so if you have the skills and passion for our project, contacts us.

    We all have something to give, share. so come and show us what your made of ;-)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A mixed dorm where our helpers stay. All Double beds. Clean sheets provided. Study area with use of the computer.

    You will have access to washing machine, WiFi and our Pool.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local lake negratin is just a short 15min hike from our place. There is lots to see and do around the area.

    Our project is an exchange. You help us for each day you stay in exchange for Bed and Board and use of the facilities.

    You are also able to donate via our go fund me page if you do not want to help out with the project and just want to stay and have a break in Spain.

    Full time Helpers please contact us for further information.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a space for parking your mobile home, please ask for further information.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, for a 5 day week stay. Full time, 7 day stay please ask

Host ref number: 934612778587